Science Industry Partnership

News (July 2019)

SIP sets out its position on Apprenticeships

22 Jul 2019

Members of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) are committed to apprenticeships as having a significant role in boosting skills in the sector and in turn increasing productivity and competitiveness…More …


SIP Ambassador Programme continues to expand

22 Jul 2019

The SIP Ambassador programme continues to expand; we now have 507 registered SIP Ambassadors meaning an increase of 22% in the first five months of 2019.  Training sessions have been held at AstraZen…More …


SIP Ambassador Webinar introduces the programme

22 Jul 2019

A popular Member Webinar on the SIP Ambassador programme was delivered in June. It introduced and updated delegates on the SIP Ambassador Programme. The programme was set up to inspire and engage youn…More …


SIP Apprenticeship Standards Update

22 Jul 2019

The SIP facilitated Life Science and Industrial Science Trailblazer (LSIS) continues to make good progress. The Level 7 Research Scientist Standard has now been approved by the Government at a fund…More …


SIP Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy Workshop

22 Jul 2019

In May the SIP held a 2030 Skills Strategy Workshop “Understanding the Skills Needs of the Future Life Sciences Workforce”. The session was Chaired by Alex Felthouse, Chair of the SIP Futures Group,…More …


SIP Futures’ Chair sets out 2030 Life Sciences Skills Strategy at MMIP Conference

22 Jul 2019

The SIP 2030 Life Sciences Skills Strategy was showcased at the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP) Annual Conference which took place in Sandwich on 20th June. Hosted by Pfizer at the…More …


Exploring the life sciences skills gap in Pharmafield Magazine

22 Jul 2019

Chair of SIP Futures, Alex Felthouse, explores how big data and informatics will underpin the future success of the life sciences sector, setting out the role of the Life Sciences 2030 Strategy in clo…More …


UCB: Meeting the Skills Challenge

22 Jul 2019

SIP Member UCB has recently provided a comprehensive case study on its approach to skills and building talent. UCB provides opportunities for scores of budding scientists to develop their careers. The…More …


T Levels: The NexT Level branding

22 Jul 2019

With the introduction of T Levels just around the corner, new DfE branding has now been unveiled to stakeholders and providers ahead of the official launch of T Levels in 2020. The launch is the first…More …


Research shows traineeships help young people to access jobs and further study

22 Jul 2019

Traineeships are successfully supporting more young people into employment, an apprenticeship or further study, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton announced. Traineeships are a flexible…More …


Proposals launched to boost the quality and uptake of Higher Technical Qualifications

22 Jul 2019

Opaque and “misunderstood” Level 4 and 5 qualifications are being renamed and revamped under plans unveiled by Education Secretary Damian Hinds. Level 4 and 5 qualifications – lesser known qualificat…More …


Scotland’s agencies to direct £2bn budget into creating a more agile skills system

22 Jul 2019

In their new Strategic Plans, national skills body Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the agency that allocates funding to colleges and universities, outline act…More …


New plan focuses on skills needs in south of Scotland

22 Jul 2019

An ambitious plan focusing on the skills needs of people and businesses across the South of Scotland has been launched. It involves a range of partners collaborating to agree a set of actions around…More …


New Scottish Government funding to help migrants have their qualifications recognised

22 Jul 2019

A pilot project to reduce Scotland’s skills gap by formally recognising and accrediting the skills and qualifications of people from overseas is being expanded. The initiative, which is being deliver…More …


Vision for post-16 digital skills developed in Wales

22 Jul 2019

A nationally-agreed vision for post-16 digital skills in Wales, up to the year 2030, has been developed by the Welsh government in partnership with Jisc (which is the UK higher, further education and…More …


SIP Chair highlights the Power of the Sector in NCUB Report

19 Jul 2019

Malcolm Skingle has recently contributed to the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) State of the Nation report which summarises university - business collaboration across the UK – wit…More …


SIP North East Members share best practice and experience

19 Jul 2019

Members of SIP North east continue to work collaboratively and share best practice. At the July meeting chaired by Matt Bradshaw of Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Tony Flannigan of Johnson Matthe…More …


Astra Zeneca hosts SIP Cambridge evening reception

19 Jul 2019

SIP Cambridge, which took place at Astra Zeneca, Chaired by SIP Board Member and AZ Vice President Jacqui Hall, saw an update on the work of the Trailblazer Group as well as an input from the Institut…More …


Save the date: Liverpool City Region Skills Group launch event 10th October

19 Jul 2019

The SIP has now developed a proposal in conjunction with Liverpool Combined Authority (LCA) for a Liverpool City Region (LCR) Plus Science Industry Skills Group.  This is to establish an employer-led…More …


SIPPI will ensure standards-based approach to competence

19 Jul 2019

The COMAH Strategic Forum (CSF) has now ratified that the SIP Process Industries Group (SIPPI) will take the sign-posting role for Competence.  This important role will have both planned and more res…More …


New CEO for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education announced

16 Jul 2019

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has announced that Jennifer Coupland will be joining as Chief Executive Officer from November this year. Jennifer is currently the Director o…More …


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